Dune ★★★★

“I must not urinate. Urine is the bladder-killer. Urine is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my urine. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the urine has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Two hours and 35 minutes of almost nothing but world-building is a lot to sit through, but it's worth it when the film looks this beautiful. The plot is a bog standard Campbellian hero's journey, but I found myself intrigued anyway. The cast full of ringers doesn't hurt. The box office returns are looking decent so far, which is good because it would really be a shame if we never got the second half of this one.

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